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  1. tmette

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    So I don't have 4G in my area, would it be useful to turn off the radio until my area gets it? If so do I just download an app to do it? My battery life isn't that bad but wouldn't mind it being a bit better.
     

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    Yes, it'd be a good idea. You'll definitely notice an improvement in battery. I live around a 4G area (don't get it everywhere I go) and I keep 4G turned off all the time. If I need fast data speeds I'll switch back real quick. Download THIS. IIRC, It's made by Jcase and he's extremely trusted and respected within the Android community
     
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    Call me stupid, but what selection should I put it on? I still want 3G though.
     
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    Never-mind i got it
     
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    My area does not currently have 4g but it is getting it at the end of hte year. If I download this app, will I be able to reaccess my 4g when it comess to my area?
     
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    Yes
     
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    Absolutely. The app allows you to tell the radio to look only for 3G. At a later date, you can change that and tell it to look for 3G and 4G signals.

    -Nkk
     
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    Though that is a great app for turning off the LTE connection....it's merely a shortcut to a native function in the phone.

    Open your phone, and on the dial pad, hit "*#*#4636#*#*"

    It'll bring a menu of options, go in to "phone info", and you've got the screen that the LTEOnOff app bring you to.


    To answer the original question, yes, definitely turn it off!
     
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    Forgot to add for those who are rooted, there's a zip floating around that adds "Radio Settings" to your Wireless Networks menu (gets added between your WiFi and WiFi Settings) I'll post it if there's interest in it

    Also, I see no point to dialing to get to radio settings when there's a great app and zip that both offer much quicker access. To each his own, though
     
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    The only point would be if you didn't want to have an app installed. Granted it's a super small app, but, I uninstalled it since it's not needed. As for the zip--I can't speak to that cause I haven't tried it.
     
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    Are you rooted? If you are I'll post the zip so you can try it if you'd like.
     
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    Thanks, but I am not rooted.
     
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    Just get the lte on off app
     

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